1949 (China) - "Great Meeting" Mao & Stalin. Contrary to what this poster indicates, the Soviet reception of Mao was lukewarm at best. Stalin and his people were not willing to recognize the importance of China turning communist, and made it clear by their poor treatment of the Chinese leader. An aide of Krushchev's referred to him as "that Chinaman".

Mao and Stalin, 1951 Death toll of Stalin (including purposeful famines on his own people) is thought to be around 20 MILLION. Death toll of Mao's regime, 40 MILLION. Why the hell do we pick Hitler as the bad guy we all know about?

Тихий час на свежем воздухе в детском саду. СССР, 1950-е.

Тихий час на свежем воздухе в детском саду. СССР, 1950-е.

A Soviet classroom in a state school, 1966. Portraits of Friedrich Engels and…

A Soviet classroom in a state school, Portraits of Friedrich Engels and Vladimir Lenin hang above the blackboard. fot: Eve Arnold via Collective History

In 1953, Stalin's remains were ceremoniously taken to Lenin's mausoleum on Red Square. They were removed 8 years later and reburied near the Kremlin wall, where they remain today.

In Stalin's remains were ceremoniously taken to Lenin's mausoleum on Red Square. They were removed 8 years later and reburied near the Kremlin wall, where they remain today.

The final years of the USSR are plagued by empty grocery stores, queues for food and widespread shortages. Photograph: Gennady Galperin/Reuters

Collapse of the USSR – in pictures

The final years of the USSR are plagued by empty grocery stores, queues for food and widespread shortages.

Joseph Stalin Goofing Around. One of the most evil men in the history of humanity.

Stalin is captured in this photograph by Lt. Nikolai Vlasik, the Soviet dictator’s bodyguard. Vlasik’s off-the-record photos of Stalin caused a sensation in the early when an enterprising.

Музей-ресторан «Квартира Времени», интерьер 80-х

Музей-ресторан «Квартира Времени», интерьер 80-х

kolhoosides ja sovhoosides oli seinal krapp

kolhoosides ja sovhoosides oli seinal krapp

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